I’m delighted to present my second self-published book, Raise Up, written with my friend Ilá Coimbra. We wrote this book with a simple aim – what would a mainstream English language coursebook look like if it represented a wider range … Continue reading My new book – Raise Up!
At a school where I used to work some years ago, we had an English only policy. It wasn’t just English only in the lessons, which is one thing, but it was a 100% English only in the building policy. … Continue reading English only please!
Like many of you, I’m sure, I love books about language and it’s oddities, curiosities and weird little habits. I thought I’d share a few examples from my collection here with you, and while I can’t say I’ve read them … Continue reading Books For Language Lovers
Last month at the BRAZ-TESOL conference in Caxias do Sul, I was faced with the kind of decision making process that everyone has when you are at a big event like this – what talks do I see? When faced … Continue reading Relate Or Learn
I’m very pleased to introduce you to my first book, now available as an ebook on various platforms. It’s called How Was Your Weekend? 1001 Discussion Questions To Use With Your EFL/ESL Students and I wrote it as a way … Continue reading My New Book – Now Available!
The following list is taken from a teaching guide I saw online a few years ago. “Make clear her part in the process or product on which she works.” “See that her working setup is comfortable, safe and convenient.” “Suggest … Continue reading Women are teachable
Images can be a really effective, low prep way of getting students interested in a subject. All you need to do is show them a picture and get them to discuss their reaction to it. With the right choice of … Continue reading Images As Conversation Starters
Regular readers of this blog, if there any left (!), will have noticed that in the last couple of years it’s been a bit neglected. In fact, in the last 18 months alone there were only three posts and this … Continue reading Back in business…
An occasional series of lesson ideas using songs you’re not likely to hear in a coursebook…
Artist: The Boo Radleys
Song: Wish I Was Skinny
Written by: Carr, Martin, James
Continue reading Songs In the Key Of ELT – Wish I Was Skinny
Fake news, post-truth, and alternative facts are three buzz terms that seem to sum up this strange time we live in. It’s something that fascinates me, and as a language teacher I feel that I’m in a position where I … Continue reading Fake news – a lesson plan